Kerry County Council developed a strategy to establish Tralee as an energy efficient self-sustaining region. Smart district heating has been identified as a central element to the county’s transition to 100% renewable energy supply. The concept of a biomass district heating system is a simple one – the centralized production of heat through a network of insulated pipes, usually underground. Fuelled by locally grown and harvesting wood fuels, community biomass district heating systems are commonplace across Europe. The aim of the project was to transform the local economy through job creation, to achieve a high living standard and excellent quality of life, and build a green economy in Kerry. Efforts in the area of DH development must be focused toward the delivery of systems utilizing locally sourced renewable fuel supplies, thus serving to stimulate local employment (directly, indirectly and induced). It is expected to display imported fuel and reduce CO2, save € 1920.70 and 21000 kWh in Thermal and 2000 kWh in Electric energy.
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- Block grant for heating system for new construction;
- Grant for energy efficiency upgrades to existing buildings and houses addressing fuel poverty.
• there aren't any policy which encourage the due taking into account at local and regional levels of the potential of using efficient heating and cooling systems, in particular those using high-efficiency cogeneration (Art. 4)
• no comprehensive assessment of the potential for the application of high-efficiency cogeneration and efficient district heating and cooling has been completed at national level (Art. 4)